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McKenzie returns as Gatland looks for a strong finish to his first game in charge of the Chiefs

13 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland has named his side first side of the 2020 season which will face the Blues at Eden Park.   The selected twenty-three will see three debutants in Waikato centre Quinn...

All Blacks Sevens win first title in Hamilton

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks Sevens extended their record as the most successful team on home soil in the history of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series with a 27-5 defeat of France in the HSBC New Zealand Sevens Cup...

Pieter-Steph du Toit claims top SA Rugby award

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year accolade.   Rassie Erasmus and the Springboks...

Wales to return to Japan in 2020

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales will return to Japan in 2020 to kick off their Summer Tour.   Wayne Pivac’s side will return to Japan to face the Brave Blossoms at the end of June before heading further south to New...

London Irish give Samoan wing Belgium Tuatagaloa a life line after he wasn't offered a new contract in France

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoan winger Belgium Tuatagaloa has been given an opportunity to continue his professional career after he was not offered a new contract Valence Romans, who played in the PROD2 in France.   The...

Thursday Morning Round Up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A round-up of the top stories doing the rounds this morning.     Ian Foster confirms all but one of his coaching team All Blacks Head Coach Ian Foster has today confirmed the bulk of his...

Cory Jane lands Super Rugby role as Jason Holland is promoted

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jason Holland has been promoted to Hurricanes head coach after John Plumtree’s elevation to the All Blacks coaching team.   Holland, who has been a successful and widely respected assistant...

Wallaby utility back signs a new long-term deal with the Melbourne Rebels and Rugby Australia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

39 Test cap Wallabies back, Reece Hodge has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels until the end of 2023.   The 25-year-old Wallaby has committed his immediate future to...

'Should of been Scott Robertson' - Fans and media react to Ian Foster's appointment as the new All Blacks head coach

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster's appointment as the new All Blacks head coach hasn't been a popular pick in New Zealand with a number of fans reacting negatively to the announcement on Wednesday.     54-year-old...

New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominees

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Thursday New Zealand Rugby will have their awards.   New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said:  “Congratulations to all those nominated for awards.  Every year, the ASB...